ROD STEWART Foolish Behaviour (Warner Bros.) Stewart has too fine a voice ever to make a really unlistenable record, but he's also too far gone down the path of chic celebrity to ever make a moving piece of music again. It's hard to imagine anyone with half a brain caring about the music here, but then it's hard to imagine the guy who once made "Every Picture Tells a Story" and "A Night on the Town" believing a note or a syllable of what he sings here. This probably isn't awful, but it sure feels that way. At least when he did a crummy photo montage insert with the Faces, it was raunchy enough to be banned as obscene; this one is like an evening at the neighbors', looking at vacation slides. And at that, it's more compelling than the songs. GEOERGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS More George Thorogood and the Destroyers (Rounder) I'll probably never completely trust Thorogood's Pecksniffian purism, which turns the rhythm and blues he professes he loves into an historical duty rather than a joy in itself. But this is the first album he's made where some of his energy comes off with conviction, and that's a big step in the right direction. The fact that the cover material is more astutely (i.e., obscurely) chosen helps avoid the usual (and inevitably derogatory) comparisons, and his first original, "Kids From Phillly" isn't a bad start on that aspect of his music. THE REDDINGS The Awakening (Believe in a Dream) If it weren't that bassist Dexter Redding and guitarist Otis Redding III are the sons of the late King of Soul, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Lockett his nephew, it's hard to imagine commenting on this mundane funk band at all. But the name of the group, like the album title, implies an extension of the traditions in which Otis Redding II worked, and that's barely detectable here. It might be that one or two of these young men will go on to make better music, but it seems unlikely that they'll do it coasting on the tails of a name so hard to live up to. BARRY WHITE; LOVE UNLIMITED, LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA The Best of Our Love (Unlimited Gold) Ooh, baby, you can hate this guy (uhh-huhh), and all his works (ooh yea!), but you cannot say (unh-unhh) that his music isn't sorta catchy (you know what I mean, baby) or that his persona, ludicrous as it is, isn't kind of (ohh, how can I moan it right?) infectiious. Can you? SOUNDTRACK Heaven's Gate (Liberty) I don't know what did the movie in, but it wasn't this score, which features David Mansfield, of the Alpha Band, working his way through some interesting and highly listenable variations on various western and folk music themes. Sort of like Ry Cooder without the bounce, which makes it worth checking out for Cooder buffs or traditionalists of any stripe. BOZ SCAGGS Hits! (Columbia) Scaggs can seem so blandly urbane that he's about to disappear, which makes the passive pleasures of this set a surprise. It's the kind of lightweight soul I've always been a sucker for, which has never really coalesced into an identity on Scaggs' other records. Here, with "Lido Shuffle," "Dinal Flo" and "Lowdown" leading the way, it does. It's only middling funk, but I like it.